Road Dogs: Kyle Kinane

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This October, I drove around the USA for the whole month. Instead of regaling you with one moment, I think this works best as a retrospective of the whole experience. It was a compilation of instances and people that made the tour a memorable one. Some highlights:

I started off in Denver, where the show was held in an art collective. The stage was in a room that held yoga classes during the day. After the show ended, a few of us stayed at the venue to drink and catch up. One of the residents alternated between rollerskate dancing/falling on his ass while we emptied some cans. Then the fellow took off his skates to retrieve a canvas from his room. He “painted” much like he skated. Little to no skill, but an infinite amount of heart, passion, and flair. And to that, I say, “Charge on, my friend.” He would get paint on his fingers and tickle the canvas. The picture never changed. 

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Road Dogs - Dan Cummins Goes From Greyhound To Leno

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Welcome to Road Dogs, our series where we ask touring comedians to tell us a story from their life on tour. This week, comedian Dan Cummins tells us his tale of life on the road.

Last week, I killed on The Tonight Show. Ten applause breaks people (that’s right, I counted!)  Jay invited me over to sit on the couch, and then he invited me back as soon as the show ended.  I hopped in a town car, got dropped off at a swanky bar around the corner from NBC studios with my incredible manager, my beautiful girlfriend, a bunch of friends, and we celebrated with expensive drinks I don’t usually order.  It was an incredible, magical night, and one I never thought I’d have a decade ago, less than two years into comedy, sitting alone in a dirty hotel room in Grand Forks, North Dakota, aka The Land of Snow and Stupid, choking on sugar beet processing plant fumes, wearing the same stinky, sweat-stained thrift store clothes for the third straight day, nursing a sick belly full of Chinese buffet little smokies that were exiting my colon at the same alarming rate that hope was exiting my soul.

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Road Dogs - Sean Patton Survives Connecticut



One great part at working for CC:STUDIOS is that we get to meet stand-up comedians, and one great thing about stand-up comedians, is that they always have insane stories from their lives on the road. “Road Dogs” is our regular series, where we ask some of our favorite comedians to tell us their craziest stories from their travels. Today, Sean Patton checks in to tell us about a fateful trip to Connecticut.

I just made my first trip to Connecticut. I performed at a comedy club in Hartford. Actually, Manchester, which probably has more strip malls per capita than Portland, OR has strip clubs. The Hotel I stayed at was in the parking lot of a strip mall. The club I performed at was inside a real mall. INSIDE. Shopping and Stand up are two things that go hand in hand don’t they? No, they absofuckinglutely do not.

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